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Edgar Davids accepted he deserved to be sent off as his Barnet side drew 1-1 with Wrexham
7:02pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in Sport
Edgar Davids admitted his red card in Barnet’s 1-1 draw at home to Wrexham was “fair enough” but added his “intention was to protect the ball”.
The Bees led through Anthony Acheampong’s header but a scuffle broke out between the two sides with four minutes remaining following a foul by Iffy Allen.
Davids appeared to elbow Stephen Wright and both players were dismissed.
“I’ve got the ball and he wanted to get it off me,” Barnet’s head coach explained. “I was just a little bit too eager to hold onto the ball and he ran into my elbow.
“If you look at it from that perspective, my intention is to protect the ball. But from the other point of view you can give a red card. So it is what it is.”
He continued: “I don’t have too many complaints because if you do something with aggression then you can hurt somebody. So it is fair enough and it is a red card. My intention was to protect the ball though.”
Dean Keates coolly dispatched an 89th minute free-kick past Graham Stack to level the score and then Wrexham were reduced to nine men after Johnny Hunt’s horrendous challenge on Curtis Weston which saw the Bees midfielder stretchered off.
When asked about the extent of Weston’s injury, Davids said: “We will have to examine it tomorrow. It is still swollen and we will have to see what the damage is.”
The game ended as a draw and the Bees head coach was disappointed his side were unable to take all three points.
He said: “Attacking wise we did well while defending was ok, not superb. They are a strong team with a strong midfield and it is too bad they scored the goal.
“This season teams have scored incredible goals against us and when that happens you can only applaud it.
“When the ball goes into the corner it is almost impossible to save the balls. The lesson there is not to commit fouls around the box.”
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